Barbershop Study Trimmed Black Men's Hair And Blood Pressure

Mar 13, 2018

Trim your hair, your beard, your blood pressure? Black men reduced one of their biggest medical risks through a novel project that shows the power of familiar faces and trusted places to improve health.

Digital gizmos can monitor your heart, whether it's a wrist-worn fitness tracker or a smartphone app to help cardiologists analyze diagnostic tests. The question is whether they're going to do your heart any good. The short answer: it depends.

Cardiologist Mark Sabbota, who decides which brand of pacemaker to use, is opening yogurt shops with a St. Jude pacemaker rep; his hospital sees no conflict of interest, but some others do.